Emma Stone says working with Ryan Gosling in 'Crazy Stupid Love' was 'the worst'
Emma Stone stars in the upcoming film "Crazy, Stupid, Love," and joked about the grueling task of having to play Gosling's love interest in the comedy.
"It was the worst," Stone joked of her co-star in an interview provided by Warner Brothers Pictures. "He can't act and he doesn't have that face, which is a real bummer, and we didn't have any fun at all. There was a lot of crying and a lot of physical violence toward each other. Needless to say, I struggled through the whole process, but I came out stronger for it and now here I sit, with a restraining order against him in the other room."
The 22-year-old actress was the envy of many when she got a front-row seat to co-star Ryan Gosling's abs in the comedy.
"That line was in the script, 'you look like you're Photoshopped,' so that has to be some pressure as an actor to have your character described as looking 'Photoshopped,'" Stone said. "And he definitely was a professional."
In the movie, Steve Carell stars as a man struggling to regain his confidence after his wife (Julianne Moore) asks for a divorce. A ladies man (Ryan Gosling) steps in to help and accidentally falls for a witty red head (Emma Stone).
Stone and Gosling will also star opposite in the upcoming 1940s cop drama "Gangster Squad." In the film, Stone will play a "a sharp-tongued siren caught in a love triangle" between a drug-dealer played by Sean Penn and a cop played by Ryan Gosling, according to Variety.
The title of "Crazy, Stupid, Love" was up in the air for much of production and cast and crew members were asked to contribute ideas. Stone took the task slightly less seriously than some of her co-stars.
"There was a contest, we had to send in titles for the movie and there were some pretty good ones," Stone said. "'Titanic 2' - I thought that was good. 'Tyler Perry's Crazy Stupid Love,' mine were all kind of that way. 'Avatar 2.' I just kind of wanted to be a really major movie and this is the sequel to it, so you should definitely come see it. Who doesn't want to see 'Titanic 2: The Search for Jack and Rose'?"
Stone rose to fame after appearing in Judd Apatow's "Superbad" and followed that with a starring role in the comedy "Easy A."
In "Easy A," her character lies about sexual exploits to save some awkward classmates from high school humiliation. In one scene, she becomes enamored with a greeting card that plays the Natasha Bedingfield song, "Pocket Full of Sunshine" and the actress said she met the songwriter on the street and gave her a piece of her mind.
"I was walking down the street yesterday in New York and a woman taps me on the shoulder and says 'I wrote 'Pocket full of Sunshine' and I was like 'shut up,'" Stone said. "She was like, 'Seriously, we're not mad, we're totally into it. I wrote the song.' and I was like, 'Well your stupid song is still stuck in my head!'"
Stone, who is arguably one of the most in-demand actresses right now, has proved her comedy chops, but like her character in "Crazy, Stupid, Love," the actress is not concerned with being stuck on any one path.
"You can always veer off the path, that's one thing that has really comforted me over the past year. When you think, 'I can't do something because of this, this and this,' you can actually do anything you want. I could go ballistic right now and tear this whole room apart. I could. I'm not going to, because logic is stopping me, but you can do whatever you want. You really can veer off any path at any time - never give up."
Stone will also star in "The Help," which opens in theaters on August 10 and in next summer's blockbuster comic book movie, "Amazing Spider-Man."
"Crazy, Stupid, Love" hits theaters on July 28. Watch the trailer below.